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Best Free Font Choices for Web & UI Designers

It’s not easy selecting which fonts to use for a website. Back even a decade ago most web designers had to stick with system fonts like Arial, Helvetica, and Tahoma. Nowadays there are dozens of system fonts and hundreds more online.

In this post I’d like to share a few tips and ideas for selecting appropriate font families. Interface design is predicated on the notion of content, which means the style and location of content on the page has a direct influence on the user. If you keep this in mind at all times you’ll stay on course and have a much smoother creative process.

Best Color Pickers & Color Resources for Adobe Photoshop

Anyone who’s familiar with Photoshop knows about the convoluted learning process. As a beginner the interface is grandiose, intimidating, and seems like the new school bully who makes you feel weak and inadequate. But as you learn the tools and menus it’s easier to warm up and become friends with your old bully. It’s a program like no other that offers photo compositing, UI design, digital painting, and many similar creative skills.

One big piece to the puzzle is color theory. Beyond the understanding of color theory you also need to understand how to choose the right colors for your palette. And since color is relative you should treat it like your relatives – love unconditionally, but keep some emotional distance. Using these color-related plugins and tools for Photoshop you can have a much better performance choosing the right colors for any artistic endeavor.

The Benefits of Launching your Project on WordPress CMS

After reading a number of posts on Hacker News which seem to emphasize the lack of usefulness in WordPress as a startup foundation, I wanted to write a piece dedicated to launching projects on this platform. I have to agree that when you are looking for something very customized it will be easier to write your own code from scratch. However not every developer wants to do this, nor has the time for this.

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It may be smarter and quicker to launch a WordPress website and then customize the backend features yourself. Generally this will take more time as you work to mimic the code affects that you desire. But it also doesn’t take as much time as you would think. I want to present a few ideas towards why you may consider launching a slew of projects under WordPress CMS. The open source PHP/MySQL platform has been around for years and it is only getting better as time goes on.